Thursday, April 13, 2017

Garden Day and Plant Sale Partial List of plants for sale

The April 30th Garden Day and Plant Sale is fast approaching. Below is a partial list of
plants available as new selections become available closer to the sale.

See everyone on the 30th.


Amaranth (Yin Tsai/Chinese Spinach)
·       Mixed – thrives in the heat of summer when growing spinach is impossible; its soft leaves are a welcomed addition to salads; like spinach, it melts delectably when cooked; mixed green, red and b-colored
·       Rustic—smaller Italian native; distinctive nutty flavor; fine, deeply indented, dark green leaves; slow to bolt;
·       Boldor—luminous golden beets; improved uniformity and vigor; sweet and delicious when juiced, shredded in salads or roasted
·       Cylindra – shaped more like a fat carrot; 6-8” long, 1 ½ to 2” long; dark red roots taste great; ideal for slicing or pickling
·       Detroit Red – heirloom; large, smooth roots; also good for greens at early stage; exceptional flavor; freezes & cans well
·       Golden Orange—heirloom;  dates back to early 1820’s; rich, golden-yellow and very sweet; greens are tasty
·       Touchstone Gold – pale orange spherical roots with sunshine gold flesh; delectable sweet taste, both raw and cooked; keeps wonderful color when cooked; more reliable than many other golden types
·       Gai  lan – also known as Chinese kale or Chinese broccoli; thick, flat, glossy, blue-green leaves with thick stems; flavor similar to broccoli but slightly more bitter
·       Gypsy—very heat tolerant; plants are very vigorous with a strong stalk and energetic root system; color is a paler green; resists down mildew; good flavor
Broccoli Di Rapa
·       Novantina – non-heading broccoli, also called Broccoli Raab or Rapini; always served cooked
·       Red Express – one of earliest, open pollinated red cabbages available; uniform, dense heads; medium sized – 2-4 lbs.; crunchy texture; can be planted close together in a compact space
·       Vates—in 1950’s this strain was praised as a “new, dwarf strain,” longstanding and heat-resistant; winter-hardy in this area, producing a crop into very cold autumn weather; make super healthy and delicious cooked greens
Cress/Garden Cress
·       Wrinkled, Crinkled, Crumpled – very ruffled garden cress; good for salads; very flavorfull
·       Armenian – heirloom, highly ribbed; light green; sweet taste; long and thin; best picked when 12”
·       Boothby Blonde – heirloom; short, oval fruits; 3” to 4” in length; become yellower as they mature; sweet, mild flavor
·       Dar good slicing/pickling cuke; bushy plants that are good for containers; fruits hold well on plant; powdery mildew tolerant; superb new Polish variety
·       Mexican Sour Gherkin (Mouse Melons) – heirloom; packs lots of flavor in tiny, teaspoon sized fruit; delicate foliage with fistfulls of tiny, fruit that look like miniature watermelons; grow in the ground with a trellis to plant in a hanging basket
·       Tendergreen Burpless --  excellent slicing green cucumber; popular for over 80 years; medium-dark green; 7-12 inches; smooth, tender skin; tolerates cool, damp soil; powdery mildew and mosaic virus resistant; altogether a superior sort
·       Black Beauty – very handsome heirloom eggplant; one to three pound, glossy, deep
purple fruits that keep well and have superb flavor
·       Black Egg—fruit resemble black bombs or teardrops; produces unusually tender fruit on
vigorous 3 foot plants; sets fruit early and best when picked early
·       Slim Jim – exceptionally earyl; fruits are purple, long and slender; flavor is mild; harvest  at any size but 4-5” is best
·       Tres Fine – frisee –type heirloom; mildly bitter bite ; a wonderful addition to salads
·       Zefa fino – all parts of plant are edible with a sweet, licorice-like flavor; 4” medallion-shaped bulbs mature in 90 days; leaves of the 2’ plant can be eaten throughout the summer; very aromatic and tender, never woody; almost never bolts
·       Blue Curled Scotch – heirloom; compact plants yield tender blue-green crinkled leaves; quite delicious; very cold hardy; rich in vitamin A
·       Red Russian – tender, oak shaped, 3’ leaves from reddish green to red after frost; may be left in garden for harvest throughout the winter
·       Kolibri – exterior attractive purple, interior crisp, clear white; flavor is fine and delicate for kohlrabi; globes can exceed 1 pound and are not woody
·       Kongo – produces uniform pale green fruit which hold well in ground without becoming woody; luminous light green skin encases a tender, juicy, creamy-white interior; best to harvest young for best flavor
·       Black Seeded Simpson  -- old favorite; light green frilly leaves, loose head; very dependable
·       Burpee Mesclun Blend
·       Garnet Rose – Romaine type; bright garnet color throughout; excellent for containers
·       Green Towers – tall Romaine type; intense green; easy to grow
·       Kweik – quick-harvesting, large, lime green butterhead lettuce; grows best in cool temperatures
·       Leaf salad Blend Mix
·       Little Gem – heirloom; very small, romaine type; heat tolerant
·       Paris Mesclun Mix
·       Red Oak Leaf – long standing oak leaf variety; does not turn bitter in the heat; tight rosettes of deeply-lobbed leaves, tinged with gorgeous burgundy
·       Red Velvet – soft frilled leaves are maroon and green; loose leaf; slow to bolt
·       Stardon Lettuce Mix
·       Tom Thumb – heirloom; small cabbage-like green heads only 3-4” across; very tasty
·       Winter Density – Romaine type; early and compact; bolt resistant
·       PMR Delicious 51 (Cantalope) --  juicy, perfectly sweet dark orange flesh with creamy texture and strong flavor; excellent resistance to powdery mildew
·       Rocky Ford (Musk Melon) – average size musk melon; well known for fine grain texture and sweet flesh; wowed gardeners since 1881
·       Sugar Baby (Watermelon) -- melons roughly 10 inches across; unmistakable crisp, mouthwatering  rich, sweet flavor; perfect for the home garden
Mustard Greens
·       Purple Osaka – Japanese mustard greens with large, rounded purple leaves; beautiful, pungent and sharp; best when planted as cool weather crop; can be used as companion plant to discourage aphids     
·       Red Giant— this India  Mustard is easy to grow, vigorous and good in stir fries, quickly boiled or pickled; grows to 1’ with large, slightly fringed leaves of a deep purplish red; winter-hardy and slow to bolt; relatively resistant to disease and pests
·       Clemson Spineless  -- plants are about 3’ tall; numerous spineless pods that are tender and tasty if picked young; won All American award back in 1939 and still going strong
Pak Choi
·       Shanghai Green – delicious baby type; compact plants; light green stems; extra tender; finely flavored
Peppers (Hot)
·       Big Thai Hybrid – medium-hot, 4” to 5” fruits on 30” plants; mature quickly from green to dark red
·       Cayenne Blend – adding cayenne increases the “heat” of your favorite chili or othe spicy recipe; fruits are colorful and festive when dried
·       Early Jalapeno – early, dark green 3” peppers; excellent fresh or pickled; zesty flavor
·       Hungarian Yellow Wax – medium-hot Old World favorite; excellent for pickling; also good for salads and frying
·       Spicy Fiesta Blend – hot and spicy; great for containers
 Peppers (Sweet)
·       California Wonder —vibrant, red when ripe fruit; crisp and flavorful
·       Coral Belle – intensely orange bell pepper; compact plant with reliable production
·       Jupiter – older commercial variety, perfect for home gardener; produces blocky 4 ½” by 4 ½” green fruit that ripen to red; disease resistant
·       King of the North – open pollinated; very bushy, high yielding plants; can produce 14-20, blocky, large fruits per plant; harvest when green or wait until they turn bright red
·       Mad Hatter – novel shape & flavor; disc-shaped, three-sided sweet pepper; citrusy flavor; vigorous plants produce an abundance of 2” to 3” fuirts
·       Strawberry – old-fashioned plant dating back to 1600’s in Europe; produces greens that are picked and cooked like spinach plus attractive red but bland tasting berries that can add a nice touch to fruit salads; easy to grow plants
Swiss Chard
·       Bright Lights – almost neon in appearance with vivid red, orange or yellow veins running through the stalks; also effective in ornamental gardens
·       Burpee’s Rhubarb Chard – heirloom; crimson stalks with glossy green, crinkled leaves; easy to grow; best in full sun; tolerates some shade
·       Toma Verde – early, abundant and easy to grow; delicious tart green fruits mature to sweet yellow ones; enjoy raw, grilled or roasted
Tomatoes (Cherry)
·       Black Cherry – indeterminate; long vines covered with distinctive, very dark purple fruit; exceptional flavor of a Brandywine in a cherry tomato
·       Black Vernissage – “black” tomato loaded with flavor and production; 2 ounces make a big splash in garden and kitchen; heirloom
·       Camp Joy – strong growing vines bear big, heavy clusters of large-sized red cherries; full flavor with intense sweetness; heirloom
·       Gold Nugget— determinate; bright yellow; early and abundant; compact plant; thin skin yet resistant to cracking; 1” juicy, mild fruits
·       Green Grape – sister to ‘Green Zebra’; rich, sweet and zingy; fruits are lime green inside; skin is chartreuse –yellow; beautiful in salads
·       Pandorino – indeterminate;  vigorous, tall vines covered with early multiple cascading clusters of cherry-bright, sweet, grape-shaped fruit; extremely disease resistant
·       Peacevine—open pollinated; indeterminate;  perfectly round, 1” red fruits; plentiful and early; up to 18 tomatoes per cluster
·       Red Pear –heirloom grown since colonial times; indeterminate; attractive and tasty 1-2” fruits
·       Rosella – massive trusses of pink to purple cherries with smoky blush; ½” across; very few seeds; excellent balance of sweetness to acidity
·       Snow Fairy – incredibly dwarf tomato from Russia; heirloom; produces large yield of small, globe-shaped fruit, very early; plants are short, stocky and very deep green; fruit is tart and of an average tomato taste; good for containers
·       Sungold – indeterminate; great “tomatoey” flavor with intense sweetness; 1” fruit; very heavy yields
·       Sungold Select II –indeterminate; selection from regular ‘Sungold’; one of the tastiest cherries out there; variety is not completely stable – few plant still produce red fruit
·       Yellow Pear – indeterminate; very sweet, 1 ½” pear-shaped fruit; mild flavor; great for snacking; very productive; easy to grow
Tomatoes (Plum)
·       Amish Paste – indeterminate; sweeter than most paste tomatoes; juicy, 8-12 ounce fruits with meaty flesh; very few seeds; useful for sauces, canning and slicing
·       Italian Roma – heirloom; superb Italian paste and canning tomato; also delicious for salads and sandwiches; heavy producer
·       Russian Purple – purple, egg-shaped fruit; good for salsa, eating fresh or cooking; very productive; fruits weigh about 6 ounces each; AKA Ukrainian Purple
·       San Marzano – heirloom ;indeterminate; classic Italian paste tomato; many consider is the best; high-yielding
·       Speckled Roman – intriguing paste tomato with orange & yellow stripes; yummy flavor; very meaty; excellent for sauce, canning and freezing
Tomatoes (Slicers)
·       Aunt Ruby’s German Green –indeterminate; green fruit become amber tinged when fully ripe; spicy and sweet flavor; fruits 5”X4”
·       Black Krim – beautiful, dark purple-black fruits; rich, old-fashioned flavor with hint of smokiness; reliable and productive
·       Bloody Butcher – heirloom; indeterminate;  early to ripen; deep red color inside and out;  yields 5-9 3-4 ounce fruits in clusters
·       Brandywine – heirloom; winner of many taste tests; pinkish/red, extra-large fruit; fabulous flavor
·       Burpee’s Jubilee – indeterminate, high yielding cross between Tangerine and Rutgers; up to 3” across; bright golden orange; delicious mildly- flavored fruit
·       Carbon – heirloom; smooth, large and beautiful fruit; one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types
·       Chef’s Choice Yellow—hearty, beefsteak type tomato in a beautiful yellow color; sweet, citrus-like flavor with just the right touch of acidity; disease resistant
·       Cherokee Purple – indeterminate; heirloom; old-fashioned variety from Tennessee; superbly rich flavor and striking color; very productive
·       Copper River – indeterminate; rare and very sought after, potato-leaf tomato; green when ripe bi-color with faint, metallic-yellow stripes
·       Early Harvest Hybrid – determinate; 10 ounce red fruit; 4’ high plants; early harvesting
·       Kelloggs Breakfast – indeterminate; heirloom; extremely large, sunny orange beefsteak with outstanding flavor that is unforgettable
·       Pineapple – indeterminate; heirloom; orange and yellow striped both inside and out; very large, beefsteak type; fruits are 5” in diameter with juicy, meaty flesh; fine, mild flavor; fruit can exceed 2.5 pounds!


·                Mammolo – perfect for containters;  bred for high leaf to stem ratio; bushy, compact plant; classic Italian aroma and flavor without the without the minty smell some of some of the Italian basils
·                 Purple Petra – premium purple-leaf basil; dark-red foliage with excellent flavor; good for containers
·                 Thai
·                 Lemon
·                 Lime



·       Cuban – part sun to full sun; drought tolerant; easy to start from cuttings

·                 Flat Leaf
·                Giant of Italy
·                Sweet Parsley Triple Curled (heirloom)

Sage Pineapple

                                          Perennials and Annuals


Arisaema triphyllum--'Jack-in-the-pulpit'

Coreopsis lanceolata--'Lanceleaf Coreopsis'

Scented Geraniums
Pelargonium--'Attar of Rose' scent
Pelargonium--'Citrus Scent'
Pelagornium--'Lemon scented'
Pelargonium--'Mint-scented Rose' scent
Pelargonium--'Old Spice' scent

Pepper, Ornamental--'Pepper on a Stick'

Calendula--'Ball's Improved Orange'
Calendula--'Yellow Gem'

Ricinis communis, 'Red Castor Bean' ****
 **** DANGER: poisonous, skin irritant

Setcreasea pallida--'Purple Heart'



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